the seventies the nation fell into an economic
funk and inflation soared to new levels.
In 1972 Richard Nixon pulled troops out
of Vietnam. A time of widespread public
cynicism of the government followed when
President Nixon and the Republicans got
caught eavesdropping on Democratic party
headquarters in the Watergate scandal. Nixon
was impeached and became the first president
ever to resign on August 9th 1974. In September
of 1972 the Olympics were highlighted by
the dominance of American swimmer Mark Spitz
and marked by the tragedy of the execution
of most of the Israeli Olympic team by terrorists.
In 1975, teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared
never to be found again. The seventies marked
the beginning of women's movement lead by
intellectuals including Gloria Steinem.
On July 4th 1976, America celebrated its
200th birthday.The end of the seventies
saw the rise and fall disco and the opening
of chic clubs like New York's Studio 54
where outrageous sex acts, excessive drug
use, and tax evasion ran supreme.
congress have impeached Nixon?
disco to prog rock, what was the best musical
movement of the 70's?
in the Family, Saturday
Night Live, Mary
Tyler Moore, MASH,
& Hutch, The
Love Boat, Charlie's
the best 70's Show?
Night Fever, Star
the best 70's Movie?